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Top 5 Countries That Drink The Most


Frank Sinatra once said that “Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.”

Indeed, alcohol might be one of the most commonly drunk beverages (note the pun), as well as one of the most expensive one. Hard liquors like vodka are well loved among serious drinkers as well as casual ones with a flair for mixing their drinks. Sweeter ones such as Moscato and other dessert wines are also well loved and are a frequent companion to desserts like cake.

In fact, it is widely known that a glass of red wine could have significant health benefits for a person. However, not all alcohol consumers exercise discretion when dealing with this beverage. One of the most serious problems is Binge drinking. Binge drinking is one of the most serious alcohol related problems that has led to high fatalities in countries around the world. According to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report, people aged 15 and above has been said to consume approximately 6.2 liters of alcohol per person in 2010.

For students hoping to do a little research on this topic for your upcoming essay, you might be wondering, just who are the people consuming the majority of alcoholic beverages, and where are they from? Well, that is the question that we are trying to answer by writing this article which may act as your thesis writing assistance.

Romania:

Alcohol per capital consumption: 14.4 liters.

The percentage of younger Romanians drinking is particularly high. Teenagers at the age of 15 to 19 have constantly engaged in binge drinking, with the male population also binge drinking a significant percentage more than their female counterparts. This remains a serious problem in the country as binge drinking may be associated with a large amount of alcohol linked incidents and health problems in the country.

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Be Kind To Each Other: 10 Inspiring Acts Of Kindness

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 “One good turn deserves another”

Although there’s a lot of truth in that simple phrase, there’s not much being done daily to put it into practice. The world is steering towards a more ‘self-centered’ approach to deal with their problems. Every day, people are becoming more oriented to focus on themselves than those around them who might require help. The concept of self-welfare, self-appraisal, and self-care is gaining popularity daily.

Hard to say that this concept is wrong. People should always seek out their welfare, and take good care of themselves when necessary. But there should always be a balance. In looking out for themselves, people shouldn’t be oblivious of those around them who might need some help. Every day we meet people that are incapacitated in one way or another, and sometimes all it takes is just a gesture of kindness. However, it is essential to understand that some people still don’t get the true scope of kindness. This can be possible because they haven’t had it explained to them in a different way. Or they had gotten too familiar with the concept over time.

Kindness – how big is it?

The simplest definition of kindness is the act of being good to someone, irrespective of whether they deserve it or not. Kindness is the simplest, most inexpensive good gesture that can be displayed from one human being to another. And the best part? There’s a ton of simple ‘random acts of kindness ideas’ that people can choose from. Because it isn’t always the act – it’s the motive behind the act.

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5 บาร์น่านั่งบรรยากาศดี ดื่มชิลๆที่เชียงใหม่

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นอกจากจะเต็มไปด้วยธรรมชาติที่งดงามและวัฒนธรรมล้านนาอันเก่าแก่แล้ว ยังเรียกได้ว่าเป็นเมืองสุดชิค ที่เต็มไปด้วยโรงแรมที่พักสวยๆ คาเฟ่เก๋ๆ และบาร์น่านั่งสำหรับไปดื่มแบบชิลๆ

5 บาร์น่านั่งบรรยากาศดี ดื่มชิลๆที่เชียงใหม่

ถ้าหากพูดถึงเมืองท่องเที่ยวที่เป็นที่ชื่นชอบของชาวไทยและชาวต่างชาติมากที่สุดแห่งหนึ่งในประเทศไทย จังหวัดเชียงใหม่คงจะเป็นสถานที่ที่ใครหลายคนนึกออกแน่นอน และที่นี่ก็เต็มไปด้วยร้านผับและบาร์ ที่ไม่ว่าคุณจะไปกับเพื่อนหรือไปดื่มแบบเหงาๆ ก็เพอร์เฟค เราได้คัดสรร 5 บาร์น่านั่งบรรยากาศดี ดื่มชิลๆ ที่เชียงใหม่ ที่ถ้าหากแวะไปคุณไม่ควรพลาดเลยทีเดียว จะมีที่ไหนบ้าง ไปดูกันเลย

1.Oasis Rooftop Garden Bar
Oasis Rooftop Garden Bar บาร์บนชั้นดาดฟ้าที่ได้รับความนิยมอย่างมาก ตกแต่งแบบร่วมสมัย ขนาดกะทัดรัด เป็นพื้นที่โล่ง สามารถนั่งดื่มชิลๆชมวิวดอยสุเทพในตอนกลางคืน มีเครื่องดื่มมากมายให้คุณเลือกสรร Oasis Rooftop Garden Bar ตั้งอยู่ที่ตัวเมืองเชียงใหม่ เปิดตั้งแต่หกโมงเย็นจนถึงเที่ยงคืน

2.Vision
เป็นบาร์นั่งดื่มที่คนเชียงใหม่และนักท่องเที่ยวมักแวะเวียนไปบ่อยๆ ซึ่งร้าน Vision ได้เปิดมานานกว่า 8 ปี เป็นที่รู้จักกันในคนทำงานชาวเชียงใหม่ที่ขาฝากตัวเป็นลูกค้าประจำกันมากมาย โดยร้าน Vision ตกแต่งร้านแบบสบายๆ มีพื้นที่กว้าง มีทั้งที่นั่งด้านนอกและด้านใน เต็มไปด้วยแสงสีสวยงามสบายตา มาพร้อมกับเพลงเพราะๆที่บรรเลงให้ความรู้สึกผ่อนคลาย เป็นอีกบาร์น่านั่งในเชียงใหม่ที่ไม่ควรพลาดเลยทีเดียว

3.Beer Republic
แค่ชื่อก็น่าสนใจแล้ว สำหรับ Beer Republic บาร์สุดชิคที่รวบรวมเบียร์มากมายจากหลากหลายประเภท มีให้เลือกหลายรูปแบบหลายรสชาติ ไม่ว่าจะเป็นเบียร์แบบเข้มๆสำหรับหนุ่มๆหรือเบียร์ผลไม้สำหรับสาวๆ อีกทั้งยังมีเมนูอาหารอร่อยๆไว้บริการมากมายอีกด้วย Beer Republic เปิดรอคุณทุกวันเวลาสี่โมงเย็นไปจนถึงเที่ยวคืน ตั้งอยู่ที่ถนนนิมมานเหมินทร์ ตัวเมืองเชียงใหม่

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How to Brew Successful Beer Festivals

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Craft beer has been around in the Northwest United States for a long time. The brewers there essentially invented the modern IPA (IPA's were actually invented by a British bloke, but we'll never tell.)

As the rest of the nation, and really the rest of the world, catch up, one of the greatest PNW traditions is the beer festival.

And if you want to bring the best in craft beers to your town, you're going to want to throw down a beer festival. Preferably somewhere near downtown if they'll let you.

And if you're looking to head to a craft beer festival, you'll also want to know what a good one looks like.

In the next few paragraphs, whether you're an industry guru or a craft beer lover, you're going to learn how successful beer festivals are made. Bottoms up!

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จุดเริ่มต้นของนักดื่ม

คุณดื่มเหล้า เพราะอะไร?

1.อยากรู้อยากลอง

นับได้ว่าเป็นสาเหตุแรกที่ทำให้วัยรุ่นทั้งหลายหันมาดื่มเหล้ากันเลยก็ได้ สำหรับเรื่องของการอยากรู้และอยากลอง เพราะแน่นอนว่าพวกเราหลายๆคนก็คงเคยเห็นภาพของการดื่มเหล้ามาตั้งแต่เด็กแล้ว เพราะฉะนั้นก็คงไม่แปลกเมื่อเราถึงวัยที่อยากรู้อยากลองและจะเข้าไปสัมผัสกับสิ่งพวกนี้ ซึ่งผลที่ตามมาก็ขึ้นอยู่กับแต่ละคนว่าจะถอนตัวจากมันได้หรือไม่เท่านั้นเอง

2.ความเครียด

นับได้ว่าเป็นอีกหนึ่งความเชื่อของใครหลายคนเลยก็ว่าได้ที่ว่าการดื่มเหล้าทำให้ความเครียดลดลงไปได้ ซึ่งก็ไม่ได้มีการยืนยันที่แน่นอนว่าการเหล้าสามารถลดความเครียดได้จริงหรือไม่ แต่โดยมากแล้วมักจะยืนยันออกมาแค่ว่าการดื่มเหล้าจะช่วยให้เราสามารถลืมความเครียดช่วงนั้นไปได้เท่านั้นเอง แต่ก็ไม่ทำให้ปัญหาเหล่านั้นหมดไปแต่อย่างใด ซึ่งแม้จะมีคำยืนยันแบบนี้อยู่ไม่น้อย แต่ก็ยังมีคนเป็นจำนวนมากที่หันมาดื่มเพราะอยากหมดปัญหาเรื่องความเครียดไปให้ได้ โดยหากใครที่แม้จะดื่มเหล้าแต่ปัญหาเรื่องนี้ยังไม่หมดไป เราก็ขอแนะนำท่านหันมาพึ่งความบันเทิงจาก คาสิโนออนไลน์น่าเชื่อถือ กันแทน รับรองว่าแก้ปัญหาเรื่องนี้ได้แน่นอน

3.สังคมและวัฒนธรรม 

อีกหนึ่งสาเหตุที่ปฏิเสธไม่ได้ของเหตุผลการดื่มเหล้านั้นก็คงเป็นเรื่องของสังคมและวัฒนธรรมที่สามารถหลอมรวมตัวตนของคนๆ หนึ่งได้อย่างไม่ยากนัก ซึ่งหากคุณอยู่ในสังคมหรือวงการของนักดื่มก็อาจจะไม่แปลกที่คุณจะกลายมาเป็นนักดื่มได้ และในปัจจุบันก็ยังมีสังคมประเภทนี้อยู่ไม่น้อย ซึ่งทำให้เกิดนักดื่มหน้าใหม่ขึ้นมาเรื่อยๆนั่นเอง

4.เพื่อน

สาเหตุสุดท้ายที่สำหรับการเข้ามาสู่วงการของเหล้านั้นก็คงจะเป็นสาเหตุเรื่องเพื่อน ไม่ว่าจะเป็นเพื่อนชวน ชวนเพื่อน กินเป็นเพื่อนเพื่อน หรือกินเพื่อหาเพื่อนก็ตาม ซึ่งมักจะเป็นจุดเริ่มต้นของการดื่มเหล้าของใครหลายคน และยังเป็นสาเหตุที่ทำให้คุณดื่มเหล้ามาจนทุกวันนี้

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Top 5 Work-Friendly Cafes On the Upper East Side

Top 5 Work-Friendly Cafes On the Upper East Side

For many of us, the best workdays are the ones we spend outside the office. While it may not be possible to completely ignore our overflowing inboxes and seemingly never-ending pile of work assignments, getting away from the office can often provide us the mental clarity we need to refocus, reprioritize, and get down to business. If you find yourself on the Upper East Side and in need of an alternative to your office where you can get some work done, here's where to head:

Café Noi | 1465 2nd Avenue

This 2nd Avenue coffee house and eatery has made a name for itself as one of the Upper East Side's most work-friendly destinations. On any given day, you'll find writers working on screenplays, agents taking meetings, and couples meeting up for a quick coffee date while enjoying artfully-prepared lattes and cappuccinos, panini, fresh pastries, and plates of fresh fruit.

Petite Shell | 308 East 78th Street

Plenty of outlets and strong wifi make Petite Shell on 78th Street a great place to get work done. Fortunately, Petite Shell is committed to serving some of the best coffee drinks and pastries in town, like their famous Nutella latte and raspberry cheese croissants.

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The Top 5 Coffee Spots in Davis, CA

The Top 5 Coffee Spots in Davis, CA

A great cup of coffee can get your morning off to a great start, it can provide you a much-needed afternoon pick-me-up, or help keep your energy high through a late night at the office. Fortunately, for those lucky enough to call Davis, California home, there are countless great coffee spots ready to pour you a cup. Check out our top picks:

 

Temple Coffee Roasters | 239 G Street

Whether you're a coffee aficionado looking to try the latest cold brew or are just grabbing lattes and pastries with friends, you won't go wrong with a trip to Temple Coffee Roasters. Boasting coffee and tea from countries around the world, there's a cup to suit every palate at this charming coffee house.

 

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Top 5 Places For Chocolate Chip Cookies in Manhattan

Top 5 Places For Chocolate Chip Cookies in Manhattan

Manhattan may be known as the home of countless culinary innovators, but just as many dessert traditionalists call the island home. Case in point: the city is home to a vast array of pastry shops that serve out-of-this-world chocolate chip cookies, from thin and crispy ones to the ooey-gooey melt-in-your-mouth variety. Discover the best chocolate chip cookies the city has to offer at these confectionery castles:

Levain Bakery | 167 West 74th Street

Chocolate chip cookie connoisseurs will melt when they first set food inside Levain Bakery on the Upper West Side. Made famous for their chocolate chip walnut cookies, you may find lines out the door at Levain, but believe us, it's well worth the wait.

City Cakes | 251 West 18th Street

This Chelsea bakery may have cake in its name, but their cookies are every bit as good, if not better. Home to 6-packs of massive half-pound rich chocolate chip cookies, you may leave City Cakes with more than enough cookies to go around, but with treats this good, you may have a hard time convincing yourself to share.

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Top Five NYC Burger Joints Where You Can Enjoy a Beer

Top Five NYC Burger Joints Where You Can Enjoy a Beer

New York just might be the best city in the world for those of us who love a great burger. From Harlem to Hell's Kitchen, New York City is home to countless amazing burger joints where you can indulge your carnivorous cravings alongside some of the city's best beer. When the mood strikes, try out one of these terrific burger and beer restaurants on for size.

PJ Clarke's: PJ Clarke's Midtown location has been a New York institution since it opened its doors in 1884. This charming old-world saloon is known throughout the city and around the world for its perfectly-executed burgers, like the Cadillac, topped with bacon and American cheese, and the Hamburger Au Poivre, slathered in pepper sauce and Vermont cheddar. What's even more impressive than the burgers at PJ Clarke's is the menu of 20-something beers, from craft beers like Left Hand's Milk Stout to Budweiser.

Black Iron Burger: Black Iron Burger does two things, and it does them both exceptionally well: beer and burgers. Whether it's the food or drink that lures you into this Alphabet City eatery, there's something to suit every palate here, including a list of 27 beers from around the world and burgers topped with everything from seaweed and wasabi to hash browns.

Corner Bistro: Widely regarded as the home of Manhattan's best burger, this West Village hotspot has had a well-earned and loyal following for years. However, it's not just the burgers that have patrons coming back for more — Corner Bistro's bohemian atmosphere and lengthy beer list have also made it a hit for everyone from college students to grandparents.

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer: With burgers and beer advertised right in the name, Black Tap has a lot to live up to. Luckily, this Soho bar and burger haunt serves up plenty of both. You won't find anything too wild on this menu — instead, you can enjoy classic toppings like American cheese, crispy onions, bacon, mushrooms, and chipotle mayo, in addition to dive bar beers like Miller High Life and PBR, Mexican offerings like Tecate and Modelo, and a list of craft beer.

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Top 5 Boston Bars That Students Flock To

Top 5 Boston Bars That Students Flock To

For a major city, Boston certainly has the feel of a college town. We suspect that's largely due to the huge number of top-tier colleges and universities that call Beantown home, from Northeastern to Tufts, but it may also have something to do with the student-heavy bar culture, as well. For college kids looking for a bar where they can enjoy the company of their fellow students, check out these watering holes:

The Wild Rover: Those who enjoy the frenetic energy of the club scene will love The Wild Rover. One part Irish pub, one part dance club, and one part music venue, this eclectic nightspot has become a hit among college students looking to enjoy a wild night on the town.

Biddy Early's: There's no denying that college kids love a dive bar, which is why you'll find Biddy Early's packed with 20-somethings nearly every night of the week. It's not just the long list of beer and cocktails patrons love, however —Biddy Early's also has darts, video games, and a menu full of fried foods that keep their customers coming back for more.

Corner Tavern: Quaint, low-key, and decidedly more upscale than many college bars, Back Bay's Corner Tavern is where you'll find local students when they're eager to impress a date or show their parents their new city. Expertly prepared dishes, like herbed goat cheese with spicy tomato chutney and wild mushroom and truffle flatbread, pair perfectly with the Tavern's long list of specialty beers, ciders, and cocktails.

Bukowski Tavern: Boston college students may have access to the best the world has to offer, from luxury apartments to world-class restaurants, but sometimes, even the most cultured among us just want to enjoy a cheap drink — and that's where Bukowski Tavern comes in. This wallet-friendly hipster dive serves over 100 beers alongside dangerously decadent dishes like chili cheese dog sliders, tater tot poutine, and a lengthy menu of burgers.

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BevSpot: Revolutionizing Bar Management Software

BevSpot: Revolutionizing Bar Management Software
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BevSpot, a software startup based in Boston, is creating technology that’s changing the way restaurants and bars do business.

We recently sat down with Rory Crawford, BevSpot's CEO and co-founder, to chat about the current state of the restaurant and bar industries around the world. Why? These industries are missing out on a crucial aspect needed to run any successful business—great technology.

Two years ago, Rory envisioned a software platform that would fix this, that would revolutionize establishments all over the world.

So he set out to change things.

Before starting the company, Rory says he was just another wannabe entrepreneur with nothing but a good idea and the strong desire to see it through. "BevSpot was just a myth—an idea that I had no ability to build myself. Building a true technology company takes great engineers, who are incredibly hard to find."

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Top 5 Bars for Saturday Brunch Get Togethers in Hell

Top 5 Bars for Saturday Brunch Get Togethers in Hell

New York's nightlife scene is famous around the globe, but equally important, if not as talked about, is how the city recovers from long nights on the town. Throughout Manhattan, Saturday brunch is the cure for all that ails the previous night's weary partiers, and no neighborhood serves up the kind of variety you'll find in Hell's Kitchen. If you want a good excuse to gather your friends for a good meal (and maybe take in a little hair of the dog), these Hell's Kitchen bars have got you covered.

Havana Social

Cuban food aficionados will love this adorable 10th Avenue restaurant and bar. Cuban sandwiches, fried plantains, mac and cheese empanadas, and an extensive menu of tapas pair perfectly with Havana Social's expertly crafted Latin-inspired drinks, like coconut mojitos and mango martinis.

Kashkaval Garden

Your favorite brunch foods are improved with a Mediterranean twist at Kashkaval Garden on 9th Avenue. This intimate bar and restaurant serves up your standard brunch dishes, like egg scrambles and yogurt parfaits, with classic Mediterranean ingredients, from honey and dates to cucumber and feta, added. Their brunch cocktails are just as delicious, from champagne with pomegranate molasses to mimosas and bellinis.

Hourglass Tavern

Hourglass may call itself a tavern, but it serves an expertly prepared brunch menu you're unlikely to find in your average bar. A long list of treats, from scrambled eggs and short rib hash to pumpkin and bacon waffles, are excellent complements to their brunch drinks, like red sangria, cinnamon coffee with whiskey and whipped cream, and bloody marys.

Alfie's Bar & Kitchen

With exposed brick, high-top tables, and a huge array of beer on tap, Alfie's may look like a traditional bar, but its menu tells a different story. Eschewing traditional barroom fare, Alfie's serves an excellent brunch with options like lobster eggs benedict, black kale Caesar salad, and crab and asparagus frittatas. Beer connoisseurs will delight in Alfie's beer menu, which boasts a revolving selection of 35 ciders, ales, pilsners, IPAs, stouts, and fruit beers.

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Bartender Tricks #1: The Cherry Trick

Bartender Tricks #1: The Cherry Trick

A good bartender can be one of the busiest individuals in the bar. Hustling to keep customer happy, they're making cocktails, pouring beers from a tap, constantly cleaning up at the bar and often having to handle payments.

But great bartenders also entertain their customers. This video features bartender Jason Crawley performing and explaining how to do The Cherry Trick.

Enjoy. We'll be posting more tricks soon...

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Tips When Ordering Free Delivery Wine

Tips When Ordering Free Delivery Wine

For wine lovers, the option to purchase their wine online is spectacular. It gives them access to a whole lot of new flavors which otherwise they can’t get. However, there are some terms and conditions for ordering wine online and every person that decides to buy wine online must read through them carefully.

In some cases, retailers offer a no freight charge on wine delivery. This is possible in special promotional offers. A retailer offers free delivery for purchase of more than six bottles or for purchase during holiday season sale. It is always a treat when you get to benefit from such offers! While it is possible to stumble across such cases, you need to be really careful of the source, when you are ordering online so as not to fall prey to a scam.

With more and more retailers setting up online wine businesses, there is a possibility that some wine retailers are fakes. These retailers may be attracting clients and ripping off money by offering to deliver wine for free. Beware of such online wine retailers. For this reason, you should make sure that you thoroughly complete your search before you order wine online.

If you are ordering for the first time, order from a trusted and reliable source which is recommended by a friend or family. Always be sure to read the reviews before placing an order and try to order from an established branded store, so that even if they are offering free delivery or no freight you know that it can be trusted!

There can hardly ever be free delivery wine or wine with no freight charge. Online retailers among other benefits are also able to provide low cost wine. This is because they save on shelf maintenance and wine storage, thus saving on management costs. They deliver wine directly from vineyards, so the extra costs associated with logistics disappears but passes on to clients, as a freight charge for shipment.

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All I know about Mexican Mezcal

All I know about Mexican Mezcal

You all might know now that I love mexican drinks. I lived there some years and I have a genuine fascination for them. Now I would like to tell you what I know about the mezcal. I took some information from this mexican travel website. I hope you like it!

The Mezcal is another name for the maguey plant. In addition, Mezcal is the generic name for all distilled spirits of agave, and the name of a regional drink, similar to tequila, but usually produced and consumed in the state of Oaxaca. Please note that Mezcal is not the same as the Tequila. Technically, tequila is a form of mezcal, better known as "Tequila's mezcal".

Unlike Tequila, Mezcal can be made from 11 types of endemic agave from Oaxaca, as quishe, PASMO, tepestate, Tobala, Sprat, LARGO, pulque, Blue, White, ciereago, and Mexican. This diversity creates a range similar to varieties of grape flavors. About 90% of mezcal is made from the agave ESPADIN. Mezcal is native to the states of San Luis Potosí, Michoacán, Jalisco, Durango, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas.

The fermented agave juice goes back to pre-Columbian times, when the booze was declared "a gift from the gods" by the chief priests and only consumed during sacrificial offerings to the gods and for medicinal use.

When the Spanish conquistadors arrived 400 years ago distillation techniques of the native inhabitants of Mexico were taught and thus was born the first distilled spirit in the Americas: Mezcal.

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Zane's New Drinking Jacket

Zane's New Drinking Jacket
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Zane Lamprey, host of several traveling-drinking shows (including Three Sheets, Drinking Made Easy and Chug, which airs Monday nights at 7:30pm on the National Geographic Channel) has begun a campaign for an accessory no drinker should be without - the Drinking Jacket.

The Drinking Jacket is a hoodie that the Swiss Army would likely wear, while drinking. Which would be often, since we're not entirely sure what the Swiss Army does besides enjoy schnapps and use their knives for anything imaginable.  Incorporated into the Drinking Jacket is a bottle-opener zipper, a neoprene-lined koozie pocket, drinking mitts, a hidden flask pocket which holds the optional metal-detector-proof flask (for this innovation alone we've come up with 3,274 uses) and a sunglass holder (which may be the tipping point, since this author has lost several pairs of sunglasses when day-drinking has turned into night-drinking and outside-drinking has turned into inside-drinking).  It also has everything that you'd want in a hoodie, like deep pockets and a zipper cover (to keep the bottle-opener zipper from hitting you in the face).

Most appealing is that it just looks like a nice hoodie, and the incorporated gadgets are not readily visible.

The campaign ends 12/22/14 so visit thedrinkingjacket.com for more info!

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Five of the Best Ways to Avoid Impaired Driving this Holiday Season

Five of the Best Ways to Avoid Impaired Driving this Holiday Season

The holidays are the best time to party, relax, and enjoy time with friends and family—which means that there are a lot of people out on the road traveling. According to a Winchester personal injury attorney, police departments across the country step up their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement around this time of year because of the increased number of families on the road. Although general public awareness of the dangers of drunk driving is at an all-time high, some people continue to drive impaired. According to MADD, "In 2012, 10,322 people died in drunk driving crashes - one every 51 minutes - and 290,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes."
No matter what your plans are this holiday, you’ll want to plan to avoid impaired driving at all costs. When you set a plan in place, it is easy to avoid intoxicated driving and still have a good time with friends and family. Keep reading to learn about the easiest ways to avoid impaired driving this holiday season.

Host a Holiday Sleepover Shindig

This holiday season, consider hosting a sleepover for a small group of friends or family. Everyone can enjoy the night without worrying about how they're getting home. You can throw a holiday-themed party and get a few air mattresses for guests to crash on at the end of the night. Play games, string popcorn and enjoy serving your loved ones a few guilt-free holiday cocktails, safe in the knowledge no one will be driving home impaired. With a special holiday sleepover, the party doesn’t have to stop when the night ends!

Arrange a Designated Driver

When it comes to having a designated driver, plan ahead so no one feels slighted. Don't wait until last call to decide who is least impaired. As a holiday gift, you might offer to be the designated driver for friends or family. This idea costs you almost nothing, yet shows how much you care. Even if you won't be joining them at the party, offer to pick them up when they call.

Hire a Limo

Using this approach, you can feel free to bar hop or hit up multiple parties without racking up on-the-meter taxi fees or worse, driving impaired. This is a popular trend for New Year’s Eve. Christmas parties are often family-oriented, but New Year’s Eve might be your time to go out and party with friends. Class things up with a limo, and your crew will look fresh and stay safe no matter where the night takes you.

Try a Ride-Hailing App

If the budget doesn't allow for a limo, try something new and use a ride-sharing app to order a ride right when you need it. With Uber and Lyft, smartphone apps connect paying riders with drivers. Be aware, these are ride-hailing services, so someone will pick you up in their own car and transport you. These services perform background checks on their drivers, and are sometimes cheaper and faster than a taxi.

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Wine, Beer & Christmas Cheer! A holiday drinking guide!

Wine, Beer & Christmas Cheer! A holiday drinking guide!

This infographic was sent to us by Brian O’Shea who is the Director of a company called HomeBrew West in Ireland.

The infographic entitled Wine, Beer & Christmas Cheer! A holiday drinking guide! highlights the perfect pairings for Turkey, Ham, Duck and a range of other Christmas dinner options. Discover the secrets to choosing a dessert wine, and some top tips on enjoying a glass of bubbly during the festive season.

We hope that this holiday drinking guide will help you find the right food & alcohol pairings this holiday season. Download the Holiday Drinking Guide Now!

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Five Non-Liquid Gifts to Buy Your Drinking Buddies for the Holidays

Five Non-Liquid Gifts to Buy Your Drinking Buddies for the Holidays






Ladies and gents, the holidays are here! Wait until you see all of the amazing beverage-related ideas in store to make home parties, office parties and every party the place be. This holiday season is all about thinking out-of-the-box for fantabulous gift solutions. Whether you are getting a nice gift for your closest drinking buddies, or you just want to liven up the party, these creative items will quench your thirst for the perfect gift.

Wine Glass and Bottle Combo

Give the gift that keeps on giving with this conveniently crafted wine glass and bottle combination. Reduce holiday kitchen traffic by reducing glass refill trips to the fridge. This handy, all-in-one decanter-style bottle and glass extravaganza is the perfect design to keep hosts, hostesses and guests in the spirit. Plus, it is a fun piece if any of your friends are wine aficionados.

 

 

Wine Label Couture

Today's top recommendation is all about adding creative holiday flair to favorite wine bottles. Be the hit of the party with custom designed and personalized wine labels. Design labels around favorite holiday themes, celebrations and personal festivities. Check the internet for several sites that can help you design the perfect wine bottle labels for the most memorable holiday cheer.

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For Ohio State University, Power Hour is the Best Drinking Deal Going

For Ohio State University, Power Hour is the Best Drinking Deal Going

If you’re looking for the biggest parties, the top DJs and the best drinking deals in the Columbus area then look no further than the IAMLYFE, DrinkedIn and Ivanabitch sponsored parties near Ohio State University in Columbus.

Every Friday for the next four weeks IAMLYFE is offering everyone the chance to enjoy "Power Hour". Saving $10 on the entry fee which covers both cover and all your drinks couldn't be more of a no-brainer:

  1. Download DrinkedIn mobile app from Google Play or the Appstore
  2. Go to the BarDeals screen and download the EndZone's Power Hour coupon

This means that from 10pm – 11pm you get unlimited drinks. You’ll make back your money by just having a couple of drinks, but you could easily make your way through at least 10 absolutely free!

The "Power Hour" covers the Ivanabitch based cocktails, there are 10 different flavored vodkas and at least several will be featured at the EndZone... and you can try them for just $10. Find out which ones you like, come back the next week pay another $10 and drink a load more. Then do it again the next week, and once more after that.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic deal, every Friday night at the EndZone you can party with 3000 people and make it a weekend to remember. This weekend the party is hosted by Jay Davi, DJ IQ and DJ Masha and stars DJ E-V... and they’ll be sure to keep the party going all night long. No better way to prepare for a Buckeyes game the next day, eh?

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